Hag Hacker is a unique sword-type battle axe that can be found as Loot. It is also a treasure from animating Scrolls. Against most mobs, it only deals its minimum base damage; however, it will instantly kill any Swamp Hags it is used against, making it very useful. Like all Betweenlands tools, the Hag Hacker deals more damage in the Betweenlands than vanilla tools. Note that although this weapon appears to be an axe, it cannot be used to cut wood more effectively.
The Hag Hacker will be found in a "Good as new!" state of corrosion, with 0/255 corrosion points. Simply being in your inventory will cause it to start becoming corroded; using and swinging the battle axe as well as being in water will increase the battle axe's rate of corrosion. Corrosion decreases the damage output and effectiveness of the battle axe.
A corroded battle axe can be cleaned in the Purifier, resetting its corrosion value back to 0. It can also be applied with Scabyst to give it up to 600 coating points, which keep the corrosion level static until they are depleted. Visit the Mechanics page for more details on corrosion.
As with all sword-type weapons, the Hag Hacker can be equipped with Middle Gems as part of the Middle Gem Circle and to apply an additional buff to the player using it. The type of gem equipped can be seen in its tooltip.
- 1 Hag Hacker + 1 Middle Gem = applies Middle Gem to sword (sword and gem type shown as example)
- 1 Hag Hacker + between 1 and 8 Scabyst = coats Betweenlands tool (shapeless, adds 75 points per piece added, pickaxe shown as example)
- Purify non-coated Hag Hacker = clean Betweenlands tool (axe shown as example)